- 4 Year
- ALFRED, NY
Alfred University Reviews
Rating 3.34 out of 5 562 reviews
Where do I begin? Months after graduating, I received a mystery bill for "missing the registration deadline", but they won't bother to give me the bill. This isn't anything new, you're practically fighting with financial aid every other week because they don't know what they're doing. None of the staff talks to one another, so you're always misinformed and in the dark. Dorms are beyond overpriced and awful. I've dealt with mold, mice, skunks, etc. And they barely compensate for any damaged items you own. Food is also overpriced and awful. Eating at Ade? You have a 50/50 chance of getting food poisoning, that's not an exaggeration. I avoided chicken because it was never fully cooked. The school gives out too many parking passes, so if you have a car, good luck on the fight to find a space. The only thing that this school has is the professors. They are the sole reason I stayed in this god-forsaken school.
Alfred is a great school for those looking for a small community of students and professors. Even though the school is in a small town the college has a lot of opportunities available.
The online experience was good the professors made it very accessible. They were available at any point to answer any questions or concerns. All material for courses were provided by the professor without additional cost for textbooks. It is different if you are not used to an online format but it is easily adapted to. If there were conflicts with personal internet access or computer access the school was very helpful in giving the materials necessary.
I don't recommend AU for non-trads or military/veteran students. The workload, politics, and overall lack of support/compassion is overbearing for someone who has obligations/life outside of class.
Alfred U only offers online courses during the winter/summer sessions. If they had offered a combo of online/in-class learning for adults who need flexible scheduling, I might have stayed.
To me, Alfred University is a wonderful school. I am an art and design student who focuses a lot on ceramics, so with all the resources around that that Alfred holds makes me excited to wake up early every morning to get started on my work. I have made a lot of new friends through my classes. Also an additional bonus I never thought I would appreciate is the hills the campus is on the classes are at almost the lowest points and my dorm room is at a higher point so I have never been in better shape than at Alfred! The professors are understanding and are will to work with students as well, you really get the feeling someone has your back at Alfred University! Go Saxons!
I personally loved my Alfred experience and it seems like it was all a dream now! (2017 alum- SoAD). However, I was ultimately left with little job opportunities, even after ALSO pursuing my MBA at Alfred, and the school really never helped me find a way out of living with my parents after school. I'm now hoping to go back to school with hopes to never return home.
Pretty straightforward and an easy way to rack up credits during winter/summertime. I also ended up taking a lot of community college credit hours that were really easy to transfer over back to Alfred. I highly recommend making your semesters lighter by taking online classes during winter/summer.
I didn’t sign up to take any classes online, but because of the coronavirus outbreak, we had to move everything online. I understand it all happened very fast, and no one was really ready for it, but they did not handle it well. I’m an art student so I lost out on all my hands on experience and in the few classes that weren’t art related, such as intro to religion, I got loaded with so many pages of textbooks to read. I personally don’t learn very well this way and I can confidently say that my grade was negatively impacted by losing out on the love lectures. I just wish we had more video classes.
Personally loved it. I walked onto an athletic team and found a wonderful, supportive community that helped make the college adjustment period a lot easier. The food is also not as bad as everyone says it is, just a little repetitive sometimes. The winter weather can be brutal though.
A few professors just gave up. There was only one class where we met over Zoom, most other professors just assigned work without actually teaching. I'm glad I was taking mostly Gen Eds at the time, because although doing well in the classes was fairly easy for me, I didn't really learn all that much.
All of teachers either forgot about teaching or gave you way too much work to do during a pandemic. Most art classes became a joke, and any liberal arts class became a waste of time and money. Some teachers were really understanding but most didn't care. On the bright side, the university never communicates, so most students have absolutely no idea whats going on.
Alfred University is an enjoyable and memorable college experience. I liked how the faculty and staff are open to help students succeed in life. The quality of food and the different food options is what I would like to see a change in the future.
I took the online class, it was very good. The professors try their best to make it as painless as possible.
I truly do enjoy my experience at Alfred University. everyone is very nice here, the dorms are great and the professors are able to be more than just detached professors.
I would overall say that I enjoy going to Alfred University and that it is a good school. There are a lot of great professors and interesting class options. I love the individualized small school feel. If I could give half stars the school would receive 3.5 as the administration is pretty terrible to work with and the food is also pretty bad. Another big issue is there is a major shortage on parking. All in all though as far as small schools go it is pretty nice.
You won't find a closer knit community than Alfred University. All the people are friendly, most of the professors are amazing and truly care about your education. I transferred to a larger school (UB) after 2 years, mainly due to the isolation and having to drive half an hour to get anything from the stores, but I honestly regret it. It's a great school, close-nit community, with breathtaking scenery.